I loved the way it turned out a thought I could use the same general idea to create a bench for my new outdoor courtyard.
So I went to hone depot and purchased several succulents, potting mix, 12 double cinder blocks, 4 single cinder blocks, two 8' long and 8" wide pine boards, and dark walnut wood stain.
I brought everything home and started to experiment with different arrangements until I settled on one that I liked. Then I quickly stained the pine boards and reassbled the bench.
With help from my little ones, I added the potting mix and succulents to the exposed cinderblock holes.
The four grass like plants on the top of the bench are actually fake grass plants I got at ikea, since I didn't want dirt in the top cinder blocks resting on the wood planks. Figuring that dirt in those would slowly erode or rot the wood.
I love the way the bench turned out! Now I am just trying to decide if I want to paint the triangles on the cinder blocks like I did on my planter I made last year. What do you think?